Yes, I dont take orders from some quitter
No, he has enough real world experience to do the job
Somewhat, I would like to see him finish.
Actually the only two presidents in my lifetime who have not served in the military are Clinton and Obama. Bush did not have missing national guard years. Too many people ignorant of how national guard service works have fallen for some pretty stupid rhetoric. And Dan Rather lost his job by pushing phony national guard documents suggesting that Bush was AWOL.In my opinion most elected officials are self serving chicken****s. Few served in the military and you know damned well their children will not. George W skated through life. His father either bailed him out or smoothed the way for damn near everything in W's life. We have no reason to believe that a fortunate son with an arrest record and low SAT scores didn't benefit from his father's wealth and position to enter Yale. Same again for Harvard. Everything else was given to W. including his military commission, his champaign assignment, his lost national guard years and his business "experiences".
Another fortunate son, AlIf Gore had spent six months as a line soldier, I would agree. However his weapon was a typewriter. He went in as a reporter. And his daddy the senior senator al gore lined up an armed guard to protect him. The only reason the elder Gore did not use his connections to keep young Al out of Vietnam was because he thought it would look good on his political resume. And while the Bush name certainly helped him get one of the rare openings in the air national guard, his dad did not assist him in any way in getting that slot. And if Bush were attempting to get out of going to Vietnam, the air national guard would have been a silly way of attempting to avoid Nam as guard pilots were regularly rotated into Vietnam. And he did try to volunteer.Gore, grew up in a hotel in DC. Imagine having room service until you went away to college! At least Gore actually spent 6 months in-country during Vietnam. I will give him credit for that. He certainly had the power and ability available to him to avoid it.
Neither do I, however privilege will always have it's advantages.Having said that I don't support the system that permits either or anyone privileges he or she didn't earn in America
I will say this, I still have copies of my volunteer requests (2) for Vietnam. I'm certain Bush still has his too, but we've never seen them. Actually he didn't have enough flight time to qualify AND he was flying the wrong aircraft.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Don't you just love it? What would we do for drama if we didn't have elections once in a while? It's just Walker's turn this month - none of the candidates will be overlooked! I hope Christie says he's interested - [it doesn't actually matter what he's interested in, BTW] it'll be something to watch! Then mention Palin any time in the next 18 months, and sit back and watch the circus! Is it like this in Canada?
I would say as a nation we like our politics like we like summer....a necessary thing between hockey seasons.
Being a rural country and mostly timid we like to let sleeping wolves be. It takes a lot of cunning and talent to get wolves back to sleep again. Wake them and the next thing you know someone is interfering with our pastimes, hockey, beer drinking and being "not American".....and/or picking your pocket.
Speculation is guesswork for people with too much time on their hands and requires a certain degree of participation from the voter. Right now it is hockey season and the Stanley Cup run is shaping up...nothing else matters so long as beer truck drivers don't go on strike in which case we would have a "spontaneous demonstration" involving 36 million men, women and babies armed with hockey sticks...a tremendous feat since the population is only 35 million.
We also have un-scheduled elections about every four or five years...and the next one is sometime this fall or next spring.....too far away to get wound up or anything. That is when we don't have minority governments, in which case we have elections about every two years.....and in that case we yawn and bitch about nothing getting done...between hockey seasons
We did have a sort of controversy where the wife of Marc Emery the "king of Pot" who did six years in the US for mail crimes - shipping cannabis seeds through the mail, tried to become a Liberal Party Candidate. Jodie Emery is very beautiful and very dedicated to the complete legalization of Cannabis..
Jodie Emery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So we had some gossip mentioning "Liberal Party, Justine Trudeau and Elections,. but it was more of a journalistic excuse to show pictures of her legs....
You need to know this: When the Stanley Cup Playoffs are on the entire country becomes 30% less productive...regardless whether Canada has a team involved.
So, no....no Sarah Palin bashing here...besides she's a heroine here, a goddess even chauvenists bow to....a hockey mom.
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